First comes love, then comes marriage, then a baby… and then the gym and diet

post pregnancy weight loss


adapting to new diet

So it turns out it has been hard for me to get started, no worries though, in the book there is a wonderful suggestion and I have found some other useful ones online:

  • start with breakfast and forget about the diet the rest of the day
  • whenever you get a craving, write it down and have it on your cheat day
  • get rid of forbidden foods in your kitchen

So this is what I am working on at the moment, I really wanted to just start properly but I realized baby steps are better than excuses. Even with the sleepless nights due the baby and me feeling tired, shouldn’t take me longer than a week.

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By hourglass
On May 1, 2014
At 10:50 am
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Four Hour Body

Proteins Legumes Vegetables

1 or 2 whole eggs*

chicken breast or thigh





black beans

pinto beans

red beans

soy beans







green beans


  • Pick one of each column for a healthy meal, eat 3-4 meals a day, aprox. four hours apart. It’s OK if you don’t feel creative and repeat the same meal over if you like it.
  • Don’t drink calories! drink plenty of water and unsweetened tea instead, coffee is fine, no more than 2tbs of cream, no sugar, adding cinnamon is fine.
  • keep it up 6 days a week, then ¬†you have a cheat day, which allows you to eat as much as you want of anything, including forbidden foods.
  • Start your diet 6 days before your cheat day.

Forbidden foods: fruits, diary, white carbohidrates or any that can be white, an example would be brown rice and white rice, both are on the black list.

* for the eggs, you can eat up to 5 egg whites mixed with 1 or 2 whole eggs for flavor.

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By hourglass
On April 28, 2014
At 12:04 pm
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sounds like I might have a plan (4HB)

I got the ‘four hour body’ book and I think I will give it a try, I am even hopeful my hubby will want to give it a try with me since it’s not much of a diet but a lifestyle change, which allows you a cheat day a week and actually recommends to limit your work out to 3 times a week while you are focused on lowering your fat percentage.

From what I read the main modification for a breastfeeding mom is just adding more water, by the sounds of it I will have to keep supplementing with formula because it wouldn’t be healthy for a young infant to have just that, but my milk production was never enough so he is only getting breast milk as a snack really.

Another thing that is nice is that I will most likely wait a bit longer to do weights so I will not have to pay for gym quite yet, after the c-section I must admit I am a bit scared to do it, so light stretching every morning and the elliptical 3 times a week sound about right.

I am mentally preparing myself to see my husband get rid of the weight wayyy before I do, from what I read that is usually the case so at least I won’t get frustrated thinking it is not working, it will just take me longer, hopefully this means it will also take longer to gain the weight back!

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By hourglass
On April 24, 2014
At 12:31 pm
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Food Journal

jueves, 17 de abril

9:30am orange juice1, cheetos1

12:30pm cheetos1

3:30pm oreos, milk

and then the day went to hell, had more junk food and the next few days I ate starch and all that stuff I am supposed to avoid… I “forgot” to type it down, deep down I was ashamed I am guessing!

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By hourglass
At 12:15 pm
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Food Journal

Miercoles, 16 de abril

6:50am slim fast (water), 2 prunes

9:00am ham1, bread1, egg1, mayo1

12:30pm corn2, butter2

3:30pm cereal (special K), marmalade1

7:30pm chicken breast, mustard, flour quesadilla, 3 prunes

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By hourglass
On April 17, 2014
At 10:17 am
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When love makes you fat

LilySlim - (5zix)

Let’s make it clear, I am not blaming my husband or the baby… but the side effects of them are not waist friendly, it’s amazing how trying to adapt to a new life can affect your weight, add pregnancy to the equation and I at least, lost control of my shape completely.

– oct/2012/60kg – I meet the man of my dreams +2kg

– feb/2013/62kg – We move in together and get married in the next few months +3kg

– july/2013/65kg – Honeymoon surprise! +3kg

– march/2014/99kg – they check my weight before the c-section, almost 3 digits…

that’s A LOT of love uh?

I lost 11kg with the birth, my baby was 4kg and there is the weight of the placenta, etc. A week after I lost 2 more kilos. That is it, baby is over a month and my weight is stuck at 86kg.

There are many factors that put me here, stress, schedules, pregnancy. I just realized that my husband does comfort eating and I have followed his steps, quite easy to do when the man can cook darn good southern food I had never had in my life… then again as a general rule american food seems to be pretty unhealthy.

Did I mentioned my dear husband cooked for me the entire pregnancy? I was feeling so sick all the time I didn’t have the energy to do it. He is a foot taller than me and when we met he was double my weight, yet he would serve me the same size portion than himself… before I knew it I was eating all of it.

I don’t know how much weight my love gained while I was pregnant but I dare to guess 20kg. I wish we could get in shape together but he is not exactly a team player when it comes to that… so my plan is to reject his food, I hope he understands.

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By hourglass
On April 14, 2014
At 8:18 am
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